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SEZARC Updates

SEZARC’s involvement in a multi-institutional OCEARCH expedition

SEZARC’s Jen Wyffels spent three days with the OCEARCH crew last week off the coast of North Carolina looking for sand tiger sharks.  While no sand tigers were caught, Jen was able to work with several of our SEZARC members, including North Carolina Aquariums, Florida Aquarium, and Georgia Aquarium, as well as other collaborators, to evaluate the reproductive status of two female tiger sharks using ultrasound technology and collected blood samples for nutrition and hormone analysis. The sharks were tagged and appear on the OCEARCH shark tracking app (OCEARCH.ORG). For more information about SEZARC’s work with sand tiger sharks, check out the sand tiger shark tab under the projects link on our website!